MPW.68 / 2016 Left Behind on Route 66 by Zoë Meyers
Zoë Meyers Oakland, Calif.
Team Gilka

Story Summary

On Monday morning, Juanita Bull was planning to move to Colorado. She said she needed to get away for a while and figure some things out. By Friday she has made it as far as a nearby hotel. The time between has been filled with fights and distant moments between Juanita and her husband Steve and her two daughters, Felicia and Cheyenne.

In Crawford County, Mo. high rates of poverty, alcoholism and drug abuse trap many individuals and families in dysfunctional relationships that can be difficult to break out of. These cycles of dysfunction leave their fractures long before relationships are admitted to be broken. What remains between the cracks when a family falls apart?